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Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Although this restaurant seems very popular (i.e., those arriving without reservations on a weekday evening were told there was a 90 minute wait for a table), I would have to rate this establishment as average in all categories. We went there with friends and had a reservation for 10 people. On arriving with six, we were told we could not... More

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Sunol, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the best steaks I've ever had (and I've had a few)! My husband used to go to the central coast area on business several years ago, and would return home raving about the steaks at Jocko's. When we found ourselves in the area this past weekend, we promptly made our reservations at Jocko's. Here is a definitely... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went to Jockos earlier this month and had an even better meal than the first, if that is possible. All of us had Spencers (2 had small ones and 1 had large one) and they were wonderful. Our friend said it was the best she ever had. The "small" is about 14 oz and I had mine in 3... More

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The food, especially the steaks, are fantastic. If you go for dinner make reservations and be prepared to wait even after you arrive. They work on their own time table not yours and they don't care if you have a reservation so no use in complaining it well do you no good. Once seated the service is good and the... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ignore the noise and be prepared for the thickest, juiciest and tasty steak to be had anywhere. See Picture. I had the 14oz Spencer for $24 done to perfection Santa Maria style over an oak fire with a grill raised by a pulley system to insure proper cooking to my specifications. The 20oz is $30. Accompanied by Baked potato, Salsa,... More

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Fresno, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to Jocko's because we had heard so much about this place ... and we weren't disappointed. It's sort of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant off the beaten track, but the place is well known locally and was starting to fill up when we arrived. There is lots to choose from on the menu but this restaurant's claim to fame is... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended from the locals and it didn’t disappoint. Our party arrived a bit earlier than scheduled and the wait staff was friendly and helpful; however, be prepared to wait a bit even after your reservation. Thankfully our wait was only 15 minutes but talking with others, it appears it can run a bit more. It’s definitely... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The packed parking lot says it all. This off-the-beaten path eatery is known locally for its outstanding menu and great bar-b-q and steaks. It is worth the wait (Jocko's bar is a very pleasant place to relax) until a table becomes available. The atmosphere is definitely rural California coastal chic, and the reasonable prices reflect this. The menu is extensive... More

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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

By far, the best steak I've ever had. I've been to all the fancy places in LA, NY, and all over the world. But Jocko's consistently beats the competition at half the price. The Large Spencer is my favorite, sometimes I'll get the extra cut, but usually the large is more than enough. The oak coals and seasoning give it... More

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Tehachapi, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids out to dinner. Our son-in-law doesn't care for steak very often. He looked over at me after tasting his steak and said "I could eat this everyday". The steak was delicious. The service was excellent. The servers couldn't do enough to please us. We will definitely return again. The wait can be long,... More

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